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Japan official alerts North Korean missile instead of quake

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:09

A Japanese official mistakenly announced the launch of a North Korean missile instead of sending an alert about a strong earthquake that hit western Japan.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Japan, 24 injured

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 08:45

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Japan, injuring at least 24 people and destroying some houses.